in history in the southwest border. we have about 18,500. if you look at the crossings we're at a 40-year low of crossing. if you look at the pew report, you will see that there's actually more than coming over here. and a couple years ago, the democrats, we added $600 million of border security, the largest amount -- infusion of border security in our history. we've got a lot. i'm just a few miles away from the u.s./mexico border right now. >> bill: on the issue of guest workers, you know, there is some concern that these people are coming here and taking jobs away from americans. how do you respond to that? >> well, first of all certainly americans should get the jobs, number one. number two, i would tell you my father was a migrant worker. he worked in the fields. hot sun. working very hard. i represent you know, san antonio, laredo but i represent a lot of rural areas.